Free Press Journal
  • Mufti Mohammed Sayeed

    PDP’s one-upmanship a deliberate ploy

    New Delhi: The PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir was never expected to be a smooth affair with the diametrically opposite views the two parties hold on various ideological issues, but that it would come to such a flashpoint so soon, while the swearing-in ceremony was under way in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hardly expected.

  • Sharad Yadav

    VIPs should ensure no inconvenience is caused because of them: JD (U)

    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said leaders holding Constitutional posts should ascertain that no inconvenience is caused to the public because of their movement. Yadav was reacting to the incident in which a vehicle belonging to Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar’s convoy ran over a pedestrian near Karnal yesterday evening. “They will give compensation. A life of a common man is being equated to compensation these days.

  • Angel Di Maria

    Ex Barca coach claims Di Maria was sold to Man U because he was ‘too ugly’ for Real’s ‘Galacticos’

    London: A former Barcelona player and coach has claimed that Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria to Manchester United not because of the 59.7 million-pound transfer fee, but because the Argentine was too ugly for Florentino Perez’s Galacticos. United might believe that they have pulled off a coup in signing Di Maria, who despite struggling for form since switching to Old Trafford, continues to be considered among the best players on the planet.

  • Adam_Johnson_Sunderland

    Sunderland winger Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of having sex with minor

    London: England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a minor, and the club has announced that the winger has been suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation. Durham Police revealed that Johnson had been arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. An officer later revealed that the Sunderland winger had been bailed.

  • Swine flu, Mizoram

    Mizoram officials screening people for HINI virus

    Aizawl: The Mizoram government has began screening of people entering the state through National Highway-54 near the Mizoram-Assam border town of Vairengte to detect people infected with H1N1 virus, a senior health official said today. The screening began yesterday, Nodal Officer of the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma said. “If needed, we would also conduct screening of people entering Mizoram from the Myanmar border village of Zokhawthar and other important entry points, like in

  • Juan_Martin_Del_Potro

    Juan Martin Del Potro confident of full comeback

    Wellington: Argentina tennis ace Juan Martin Del Potro is confident of a full comeback very soon, following his brief Sydney return in January. The former world number four, who has endured a stop-start career since winning the US Open in 2009, is recovering from a second corrective operation on his left wrist following surgery a year ago.

  • John Terry CHELSEA

    John Terry claims ‘wrong time’ for him to go from Chelsea

    London: Chelsea football team captain John Terry has claimed that it would be the wrong time for him to go from the club, insisting that he has a few years left at the club. Terry, whose contract is up at the end of the season, scored the opener in Chelsea’s 2-0 Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Sunday.

  • Chelsea FC

    Chelsea, Everton fined for player misconduct

    London: The Football Association (FA) announced that both Chelsea and Everton have been fined 30,000 pounds for player misconduct following an independent regulatory commission hearing. “Following an incident in the 86th minute of their fixture on 11 February 2015, both clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behavior,” the FA said on its website, Xinhua reported.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP row: Refuse to be drawn into ‘ugly battle’: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: With the party facing escalated internecine conflict, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal today said he was “hurt and pained” by what was going on within the outfit,terming it as an “ugly battle” which has “betrayed” the trust imposed by the people. Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, who is the party’s national convener, refused to be drawn into the “ugly battle”, saying he will concentrate on Delhi’s governance.
    “Deeply hurt and pained by what is going on

  • Juventus

    Juventus maintain nine-point cushion over Roma post 1-1 draw to inch closer to Serie A title

    London: Juventus held 10-man Roma to a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Olimpico to take a major step towards their Serie A title, maintaining a nine point lead over Rudi Garcia’s side.The Italian leaders could have increased the lead, having faced only 10 men for nearly half an hour but couldn’t find an opening to score past Roma’s goalkeeper.

  • Budget session of Arunachal assembly to begin on Mar 5

    Itanagar: The budget session of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly will begin with the presentation of vote-on-account on March 5 next, Speaker Nabam Rebia said today. Rebia, who also heads the business advisory committee, said that initially the session scheduled for nine days with three days break has been rescheduled to three working days on March 5, 9 and 10 next. The vote on account or interim budget presents an estimate of expenditures to be sanctioned

  • south-africa-vs-ireland-amla-du-plessis

    World Cup 2015, Ireland v South Africa: Amla and du Plessis give Proteas massive score

    Canberra: South Africa posted the second highest score of World Cup history, amassing a massive 411 for four against Ireland in their pool B ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup, here today. Interestingly, South Africa had posted 408 for five against West Indies in another Pool B match last week.

  • shiv sena

    For special treatment, go to Pakistan: Shiv Sena tells Muslims

    Mumbai: “If the Muslim community in India want any special treatment as Muslims, they should go to Pakistan,” the Shiv Sena warned. “If they (Muslims) want anything from this country, they must first accept India as their motherland and proclaim ‘Vande Mataram’. They cannot demand freedom and yet continue to cling to their religion,” the party said in a sharp edit in ‘Saamana’ on Tuesday.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Government does not endorse Mufti’s statement on J&K polls

    New Delhi: Government today said it did not endorse the controversial statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on the state assembly polls, after a vociferous Opposition disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings seeking a clarification from the Prime Minister. Responding to the Opposition demand, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said “there is no question of welcoming such remarks” and “there is no question of endorsing the Chief Minister’s statement.”

  • A R Rahman

    A R Rahman embarks on first US tour in five years

    Chennai: Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman is all set to start his three-month long North American tour from March 21. The ‘Jai Ho’ hitmaker will include material from throughout his 20-year career on the 13-city tour, which will come to an end on June 14 at Redmond in WA Marymoor Amphitheater. Titled ‘A R Rahman: The Intimate Concert Tour’ and sponsored by JBL, tickets go on sale on March 6, with VIP packages available till March 4.

  • M.L.Khattar

    M.L.Khattar asks for FIR in pedestrian run-over case

    Faridabad : Haryana Chief Minister M. L. Khattar on Tuesday asked for an FIR to be lodged against the driver in the case where a police vehicle belonging to his convoy ran over a pedestrian near Karnal. “It is very unfortunate, we have asked for an FIR to be lodged against the driver in this case. The driver and a policeman have also got injured. The exact cause of the accident will be

  • Mallikarjun Kharge

    Credit for peaceful polls in J-K goes to people: Mallikarjun Kharge

    New Delhi : Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the credit for free and peaceful elections in Jammu and Kashmir goes to people of the state and the Election Commission adding that Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s statement crediting Pakistan for the same was wrong. “The entire credit for free, fair and peaceful elections in Jammu and Kashmir shall go to people of the state and the Election Commission. Unfortunate the chief minister

  • Maggie-Smith

    Next season of ‘Downton Abbey’ could be Maggie Smith’s last

    London: Actress Maggie Smith has added fuel to long-running speculation that the upcoming sixth season of period drama “Downton Abbey” would be the last for the series. Even if the show lasts beyond the sixth season, the 80-year-old thinks she may no longer be part of it, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • madonna

    Madonna to start ‘Rebel Heart’ tour in August

    Los Angeles: In order to promote her upcoming studio album “Rebel Heart”, singer Madonna will kick start a world tour in August this year. The tour is reportedly produced by the singer’s longtime collaborator Live Nation’s Global Touring division, led by chairman Arthur Fogel, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • Ebola

    North Korea lifts ebola travel restrictions

    Pyongyang: North Korea on Tuesday lifted its strict travel restrictions on people entering the country, a measure taken to prevent the deadly ebola virus from spreading.  Although no cases of ebola have been reported in countries near North Korea, Pyongyang had closed its borders to foreign tourists and imposed a strict 21-day quarantine on all people, including diplomats, entering the country since October 24, Yonhap News Agency reported.  North Korea’s state-run airline,